Eurofins’ Hamburg facility has replaced the Institute Battelle Laboratories, which closed its Swiss-based testing laboratory earlier this year.
The product analysis will now be carried out independently by Eurofins, following strict internal procedures to ensure confidentiality and impartiality.
The compliance program is an integral part of the IFRA Code of Practice, which was set up to monitor the ingredients used in fragrances and detect banned substances. In the first two years of the program there was 100% compliance. Eurofins will now carry out the third year covering the period May 2008 to April 2009.